In a verge to neutralize the buzz of all new Honda Jazz, the German car major has silently updated the features of its hatchback Polo and launched it at a starting price of Rs. 5.23 lakh. Unlike Hyundai which deleted some features from Elite i20 though later backed it by equipping a touchscreen AVN infotainment system, VW has added some equipments to 2015 Polo. New add-ons are also available with Polo GT TDI and GT TSI.
However the changes are not extensive one but are indeed valuable. The 2015 Polo gets a cruise control on the highline variant which is a segment first feature because Elite i20 and even new Jazz doesn’t feature Cruise control. Besides cruise control new Polo to come with new cooled glove box, black matte finish electric foldable ORVMs with turn blinkers, multi function steering wheel with bluetooth and voice command as new features. The aforementioned features are available across all variants of the new Volkswagen Polo.
These features have been carried forward from new Vento sedan, which was launched in June 2015. Standard features that new Polo will carry from the outgoing model are speed sensing electric power steering, leather treatment for steering and gear knob, automatic climate control, 4-speaker audio system which supports USB, SD card, Aux-in along with rear parking sensors to name a few.
However, the addition of more safety features and touchscreen infotainment system would certainly up the ante for Volkswagen.
|Variants||Price in INR (Ex-showroom Mumbai)|
|Volkswagen Polo 1.2 MPI||Rs. 5,23,500 lakh|
|Volkswagen Polo 1.5 TDI||Rs. 6,55,800 lakh|
|Volkswagen Cross Polo Petrol||Rs. 7,04, 384 lakh|
|Volkswagen Cross Polo diesel||Rs. 8,31,489 lakh|
|Volkswagen Polo GT TSI||Rs. 8,41,446 lakh|
|Volkswagen Polo GT TDI||Rs. 8,41,524 lakh|
Powering the updated model will be same set of engines- two diesel and two petrol.
|1.2l||Three cylinder motor, 74bhp [email protected] and [email protected] of peak torque, 5-speed manual gearbox|
|1.2l (GT)||Four cylinder motor, 103.5bhp [email protected] and 175Nm of torque, 7-speed DSG automatic gearbox|
|1.5l TDI||Max power of 88.8bhp @4200rpm and 230Nm between 1500-2500 of peak torque, 5-speed manual gearbox|
|1.5l TDI (GT)||103.5bhp [email protected] and 250Nm of [email protected], 5 speed manual transmission|
Volkswagen is also testing a more powerful version of its performance car Polo GT which has been spied on Indian shores. The Polo GTI is expected to get 1.8l petrol engine with turbocharged technology capable to churning out 192PS power and 320Nm torque. VW might launch Polo GTI around the upcoming festive season in the price range of Rs. 12-15 lakhs (ex-showroom).
Michael Mayer, Director, Volkswagen Passenger Cars, Volkswagen Group Sales India said, “We are confident that the introduction of new features in Polo in this festive season will appeal to discerning car buyers across the country.”.